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. the new obama ads may derail those plans. >>> why is bill clinton challenging wal-mart to build a store in libya? >>> high temperatures today. mainly 80s inland, 70s around but 80s most dominant you don't see many 90s if any today a little cooler than yesterday many low to mid 70s seattle and portland. 60s great lakes to the northeast. 70s atlanta, 101 phoenix. major airports across the lower 48 all have green, no organized area of severe weather. scattered thunderstorms through the mountains here. check out our flight tracker, abc7news.com. >>> 4:48. on the presidential campaign trail today mitt romney heads to battleground states ready to talk specifics. president obama will be courting female viewers with appearance on "the view." watch it here at 10. the president will show his international profile at the united nations. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is also heading there for tomorrow's general assembly gathering with 100 other world leaders. the u.s. presidential vase heating up with more ads. -- race is heating up with more ads. >> reporter: mitt romney continues his batt
popped up online. obama campaign pounced now the romney team is trying to manage the fallout this morning the romney campaign is scrambling to explain a secretly recorded tape where romney tells wealthy donors nearly half of all americans see themselves as victims. a magazine posted clips of what they say is romney talking at a fundraiser in may. in one of the clips the candidate says there is a number of americans who will vote for president obama, no matter what. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for president obama. >> reporter: in another clip romney talks about voters who do not pay income taxes. >> reporter: the obama campaign seized on the comments. . >> reporter: at a press conference last night romney tried to explain. >> it is not elegantly stated. of course, individuals are going to take responsibility for their life and my campaign is about helping people take more responsibility and becoming employed again. >> reporter: mitt romney says he hopes that all of his remarks from that event would be released. mother jones says the person who shot the video does not work
on "world news now" -- confronting the anger against america. president obama uses the world stage to talk about recent uprisings in the muslim world. >> his address to the u.n. general assembly includes a passionate defense of free speech. it's wednesday, september 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm paula faris on this hump day. >> that's right. midweek. here we go. good morning, everybody. good to be back. i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the president's speech, including his powerful trib but to murdered ambassador chris stevens coming up in just a second. >>> also in this half hour, officially fed up. football fans are still fuming over that botched call by the replacement refs. so many people are venting on our facebook page. we're going to share a few of the juicy one s coming up in just a second. everybody is talking about the end of that monday night game. >> a fair call for those who live in seattle. outside of seattle, botched call. >> indeed. man. >>> forget living large. in san francisco, go small or go home. we'll give you
this morning that president obama and secretary of state clinton will hold a news conference or at least will speak in a few minutes from washington we'll bring that to you live. for the first time since 1979 a u.s. ambassador has been killed obvious cease, this time he's a bay area native. katie marzullo -- killed overseas, this time he's a bay area native. >> reporter: i have video of ambassador chris stevens in an introduction video when he became ambassador in may of this year. i'm going to lay that in just a second. first i'll explain whats what happened overnight. members of a radical islamic group stormed the u.s. embassy in -- >> growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as a piece corp volunteer. i worked as an -- as a peace corps volunteer. i worked in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. >> reporter: that was the online video on youtube that you heard. stevens we've learned this morning, 50-years-old, he went to piedmont high, uc
with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> president obama condemns the attack on the u.s. emery in libya and promises justice for the four americans -- four americans killed, including the ambassador who grew up in the east bay. >>> ambassador stevens and three others were killed when a mob attacked the united states consulate in benghazi. stevens was raised in piedmont. >>> ambassador stevens' body and those of the other victims will be on their way to a u.s. military base in germany before heading home. a marine anti-terrorist team is on the ground providing security. the ambassador is again many that means here and in washington there's mourning. >> as an lamb an -- as-salaam alaikum. my name is chris stevens. >> the piedmont native spent most of his diplomatic career in the arab world with two tours in libya before he was appointed in may. five months after getting the job his life came to a violent and chaotic end when protesters stormed the embassy in benghazi. >> we condemn in the strongest terms, this senseless act of violence. we send our pr
department and today president obama paid his respects there and secretary clinton spoke with fierce passion about their service. tonight abc's jon karl has more about those who died. >> reporter: war was still raging when he first arrived in libya last year. ambassador chris stevens fully embraced one of the most dangerous diplomatic missions in the world. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant and gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: john mccain was with the ambassador when libya celebrated its first ever free elections. >> chris stevens was one of the finest men i've known in my life. he loved the libyan people. they loved him. >> reporter: today on the streets of benghazi, the libyan people grieved for a friend. one sign saying, sorry people of america. >> it's especially tragic he died in benghazi, because it's a city he helped to save. >> reporter: three other americans died with the ambassador including sean smith in libya on a brief assignment. >> he was a father to two young children, sa
.last of those it was december 1, 2009, at west point, that president obama announced the surge. >> and as commander-in-chief i have determined it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: at that time he also announced a schedule for their withdrawal, a goal that has now been met. 33,000 u.s. troops took part in the surge. 10,000 of them were out by july of last year. and the remaining 23,000 are now gone. but in his statement, the defense secretary had a sobering reminder saying, "it is important to underscore that even as our surge troops return home, there are roughly 68,000 americans who remain in a tough fight in afghanistan, alongside their nato and afghan partners. we are a nation at war." the human toll of the surge was tremendous. of the almost 2,000 u.s. casualties in afghanistan, 57% happened during the surge. now those who remain face the die-hard insurgents and the growing threat of insider attacks. the deadline to bring the final american troops home is still 2014. muhammad leila, abc news, kabul. zbhoo
in florida today. president obama will take part in a forum the day after mitt romney addressed the same audience. karen travers has more. >> reporter: romney cam -- campaign has tried to change the subject but that video is still dogging the republican contender. last night he was greeted in miami by this sign. at a forum he said he hasn't written off half of americans. >> my campaign is about the 100% in murk. and i'm concerned about them -- in america. and i'm concerned about the fact that over the past four years life has become harder for american. >> reporter: he faced tough questions on i am -- on immigration. president obama's policy allows young people brought by their parents to stay for now. >> for those already here undocumented brought by their parents and thereof, are illegal ail convince in this country my view is we should put in place a permanent solution. >> reporter: the univison moderator pressed him for specifics on what he would do with others here illegal limb >> are you going to deport them or not? i'm not clear. [ booing ] >> i have some friends apparently. i'm n
muller. rob nelson is on assignment. >> i'm paula faris on this thursday. president obama has tough new words about the attack. we'll get the latest in a moment. >>> also this half hour, a different kind of security breach at kennedy airport. as 100,000 mini bottles of booze, they're gone. they're missing. >> 100,000 of the little bottles? >> yeah, now airport workers right there they're under arrest. >> then now, you see it now you don't. incredible shrinking product. giving you less for your dollar. and what we are going to tell you about saving at the supermarket. >> we shared this yesterday. a lot of you weighed in on facebook. you have some great money saving tips. one took me by surprise. we will share it. >> i look forward to that. >>> later, it turns out, heidi klum is getting cozy with the help. new revelations about her divorce and relationship with her bodyguard in "the skinny." she divulged that on katie's new show. >> all right, let's get right to it. >>> first off, a u.s. destroyer now off the coast of libya and a second is on the way in response to that deadly attack on a
at the water's edge, as mitt romney and president obama trade pretty fiery charges. abc's jake tapper has that from the white house. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. polls indicate that president obama has an advantage over mitt romney when it comes to handling of foreign policy. but romney senses an opening, even if his original criticism of the president was assailed, even by some republicans, for bad tone and timing. even as he deals with the fallout from the attack in libya, the president obviously feels that the campaign must go on. so, overnight, he hit las vegas in battleground state, nevada. he took a moment to honor the four fallen americans. >> as americans, we stand united, all of us, in gratitude for their service. and we are mindful of their sacrifice. >> reporter: this morning, however, many questions remain about insufficient security at those diplomatic posts on the anniversary of 9/11. and u.s. leadership in the region in the wake of the arab spring. after all, the president told telemundo this about egypt, the former stalwart ally. >> i don't think
fund. >> the obama administration is bracing for more violent protests at u.s. diplomatic missions in the muslim world following friday weekly prayers. angry demonstrators against an anti-islamic film continue in egypt yesterday. protestors were facing off egyptian forces. meantime, this is what is left. u.s. consulate in libya after it was attacked by militants. it killed the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. two of the three americans were former navy seals who lived in san diego county. libyan government announced it has arrested several of the militants they believe were responsible for the attacks. >> kristen: we spoke to one of ambassador chris stevens closest friends. he is a u.n. mediator who worked with stevens in libya. he is a visiting scholar at u.c. berkeley. he described his friend as humanist. >> chris is one of those people as with many of us who work in 24 th line of work that have interested in culture. languages the he puts pride a lot in understanding the culture. he was born to this work. >> kristen: stevens was the first u.s. ambassador to die in an attack since
. >>> and we're interrupting right now because president obama is about to speak in the rose garden about the violence in libya overnight. four americans have been killed, including the ambassador, j. christopher stevens, the first u.s. ambassador killed since 1979. going to take a quick break, come back with a special report. >>> this is an abc special report. >>> good morning, i'm george stephanopoulos. the president is about to speak in the white house rose garden about the violence in libya overnight. four americans killed, including the u.s. ambassador. a group of armed and angry militants attacked the consulate there. they appear to have had rockets. they set the place on fire. several americans inside were being guarded by the libyan security. the ambassador and three other americans, including an information officer, have been killed. it was sparked by an anti-muslim film created by a manleying in california. the president put out a written statement condemning the attacks, ordering increased security at posts around the world. jake tapper is at the white house right now. >> hello
. >> president obama announced he's ordered increased security at u.s. embassies and other missions around the world in the wake of this tragedy. >> the attack on the consulate is hitting many people here in the bay area hard. >> and as mentioned ambassador stevens twont high school, and college here. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador owe to libya. >> chris stevens made this video to introduce himself in liba. waits a long way away from the 1978 graduate of piedmont high. he was working on building relationships between academics in the u.s. and libya. >> this was something unexpected. considering how well-liked the ambassador was in libya. how effective he's been. >> this professor says he was a lawyer, he chose public service and truly understood and loved the libyan people. >> you know arabic is not easy to learn and he mastered that. that is not something he had to do, but he did that. >> former secretary of state condoleezza rice saying his service in the middle east throughout his career was legendary. >> education and health care are just two of the areas w
. >> and as we continue tonight here on abc 7 news, late remarks from president obama on the killing of the u.s. ambassador to liba. a bay area native. how his death has already become political. >> and are you tired of dropped calls and lost data? what is being done to untangle wireless networks. congestion is reaching a crisis level. >> and >>> two american naval ships headed to the libyan coast tonight. authorities investigate the attack that killed a u.s. ambassador and three other people. both warship was fire missles at inland targets. the ambassador, christopher stevens died last night in bengazy. he graduated from uc berkeley receiving a law degree from uc san francisco. the fallen ambassador helping other staff evacuate when killed. and there is president obama says the country promised justice will prevail. >> there is i want to assure you, we'll bring killers to justice. >> the president pledged to increase security at u.s. embassies. >> there is mitt romney reacted and mark matthews is here now with more on that part of this. >> mitt romney told reporters u.s. embassy responded to
as intelligence has been confirmed. president obama has repeatedly said the investigation is on to find the killers and bring them to justice. and abc news has learned that officials from the fbi, which is leading the investigation in benghazi has not even gotten to benghazi more than 16 days after the attack because of security concerns. now officials worry by the time they do get to the site, it will have been picked clean. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in new york for the opening session of the united nations general assembly. he also met with secretary of state hillary clinton one on one, during which he was expected to make his case for military action to stop iran from developing its nuclear program. he used a line drawing the bomb to make the same case at the u.n. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> netanyahu said iran will back down if the world draws that clear red line. but he warned that it will have enoug
to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent or better that are independent. >>reporter: obama campaign pounced saying quote it is shocking that candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to group of wealthy donors that half the american people view themselves as victims. tonight romney held impromptu press conference in california to respond. >> the president believes what i describe as government centered society. it's not elegantly stated let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to question i'm sure could i state it more clearly and in a more effective way. >>reporter: abc news washington. >> now "nightline"will have more on the romney tape and his response medley following this newscast at 11:35. >>> more developing news tonight. bomb hoax caused scare for some passengers on san francisco to new york flight today. somebody called police to say explosives were on board. both american airline flight 24 out of sfo and fin air jet both planes landed safely at jfk and tax toy far corner of the airport. one of the pilo
that are independent. >>reporter: obama campaign pounced saying quote it is shocking that candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to group of wealthy donors that half the american people view themselves as victims. tonight romney held impromptu press conference in california to respond. >> the president believes what i describe as government centered society. it's not elegantly stated let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to question i'm sure could i state it more clearly and in a more effective way. >>reporter: abc news washington. >> now "nightline"will have more on the romney tape and his response medley following this newscast at 11:35. >>> more developing news tonight. bomb hoax caused scare for some passengers on san francisco to new york flight today. somebody called police to say explosives were on board. both american airline flight 24 out of sfo and fin air jet both planes landed safely at jfk and tax toy far corner of the airport. one of the pilots spent several minutes arguing with the control tower over why
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